Things I Would Tell My 10-Year-Old Self

world-is-your-oysterToday is my oldest’s birthday. I can’t believe I have a child who is officially in the double-digit range. My mini-me is now a 10-year-old.

Here are 10 things that I know now, and I hope my daughter will know.

  1. It’s not what you have in your life, but who you have in your life that counts.
  2. You are responsible for what you do, no matter how you feel.
  3. There are people who love you dearly, but just don’t know how to show it.
  4. True friendship continues to grow, even over the longest distance.
  5. No matter how good a friend someone is, they are going to hurt you every once in a while, and you must forgive them.
  6. Just because two people argue, it doesn’t mean they don’t love each other. And, just because they don’t argue, it doesn’t mean they do.
  7. You don’t have to change friends if you understand that friends change.
  8. You shouldn’t be too eager to find out a secret. It could change your life forever.
  9. Even when you have pains, you don’t have to be one.
  10. Every day you should reach out and touch someone. Like you and Olaf, people like warm hugs, holding hands and friendly pats on the back.

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  1. Great words of advice to her and others. Love number 10 🙂

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